Application Charts

What Type and Gauge of Wire Should I use?

 

Type NM-B (Indoor Applications)

    

14/2 with ground

Lighted Medicine Cabinet

Lighting Fixtures

 

12/2 with ground

Workshop Power Tools

Wall Light Switches

Combination Swtich and Receptacle

Diposals (Must have toggle switch at the unit)

Exhaust Fan

Grounded Receptacles

Lighting Fixtures with Outlets

Dishwashers

Room A/C

Electric Wall Heater (up to 1650 Watts at 120v)

Food Freezer (On separate circuit)

12/3 with ground

3-way Light Switches

  

10/3 with ground

Apartment size Range - up to 30 amps

Built-in Single Ovens - up to 30 amps

Large A/C - over 20 amps

Other Major Appliances

Electric Dryer - up to 30 amps

10/2 with ground

Electric Wall Heater (Over 1650 Watts at 120v)

  

8/3 with ground

Double Oven Range - up to 45 amps

  

6/3 with ground

Built-in Double Ovens - up to 50 amps

Double Oven Range - up to 60 amps

 

 

 

    

Type UF-B (Outdoor Applications)

    

14/2 with ground

Outdoor Post Lights

  

12/2 with ground

Switches and Ground Receptacles

Patio Spot Lights

 Swimming Pool Filters/Pumps

 Dusk to Dawn Lights

Patio-Pool W.P. Receptacles

 

 

Size and AMP Ratings

NM, TW & UF WIRESER CABLE

14 AWG - 15 AMPS

8 AWG - 50 AMPS

12 AWG - 20 AMPS

6 AWG - 65 AMPS

10 AWG - 30 AMPS

4 AWG - 100 AMPS

8 AWG - 40 AMPS

2 AWG - 125 AMPS

6 AWG - 55 AMPS

1 AWG - 150 AMPS